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Position Description:

Lead all aspects of the operation of the Open Pit Division at Cortez. Partner with the Senior Leadership Team on the mine to ensure efficient integration of the Open Pit Division in the business planning and execution cycle leading to the delivery of the overall goals of the organization. This will include but not be limited to the Mining Operations, Equipment Maintenance, Geology, Technical Services, Planning and Budgeting, Cost Control and Sustaining Capital project management.

  • Participate as a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Cortez to develop strategic organizational initiatives for the improvement of site-wide performance objectives.

  • Environmental, Health and Safety requirements as described above including MSHA compliance.

  • Coordination, collation and analysis of annual budgets, board forecasts and Life of Mine plans.

  • Facilitate a safe and efficient working environment for the Open Pit teams that will ensure safety, production and cost goals are achieved on time.

  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of regular reporting requirements

  • Develop and execute realistic annual improvement plans, developed collaboratively with all stakeholders, which target continual improvement of operating and business results.

  • Maintain a repository of appropriate performance data.  Discern and analyze trends by tracking performance drivers.  Predict future trends and select appropriate action planning for meaningful enhancement of performance. 

  • Maintain effective working relationships with contractors, suppliers and service providers; ensure adherence to contractual requirements.   

  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mining Engineering or closely related discipline. 

  • Minimum ten (10) years progressive operational/management experience of which at least five (5) years should be in open pit operations. 

  • Excellent people skills in the areas of coaching and mentoring, data organization and evaluation skills.

  • Decisive with the ability to influence direction and manage organizational change. 

  • Ability to set up, administer and audit systems for compliance, action planning and control. 

  • Presentation, interpersonal and communication skills appropriate to all organizational levels. 

  • Self-starter with excellent team building and motivational skills. 

  • Ability to build commitment and alignment in teams and in individuals.

What we can Offer You 
  • A comprehensive compensation package including bonuses, benefits, and stock purchase plans where applicable
  • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative, progressive, and high-performing team
  • An Opportunity to transform Traditional Mining into the future of Digital Mining
  • Opportunities to grow and learn with the industry colleagues are endless
  • Access to a variety of career opportunities across Barrick locations
About Barrick

Barrick’s vision is to be the world’s most valued gold mining business by finding, developing and owning the best assets, with the best people to deliver sustainable returns for our owners and partners.

Barrick is a sector-leading gold company which owns five of the industry’s Top 10 Tier One assets (Cortez and Goldstrike in Nevada, USA; Kibali in DRC; Loulo-Gounkoto in Mali; and Pueblo Viejo in Dominican Republic) and two with the potential to achieve Tier One status (Goldrush/Fourmile and Turquoise Ridge, both in the USA).  Barrick has the lowest total cash cost position among senior gold companies and a diversified asset portfolio positioned for growth in many of the world’s most prolific gold districts.


Barrick is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


Thank you for your application, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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